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“The food was excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Classic's - CLOSED

Classic's
10-18 Windsor Street, Edinburgh EH7 5JR, Scotland
0131 6299987
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Price range: $16 - $36
Cuisines: Indian
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Description: Classic's is a fine dining Indian and European cuisine restaurant. We are child friendly. We open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our specialty is south Indian and north Indian cuisines. The 100 cover restaurant is very spacious and ideal for small or large parties. Set menus are available for groups.
Standish, Maine
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“The food was excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012 via mobile

We would never have found this gem had we not sought the advice of the trip advisors! The food was incredible! Two of us eat Indian everywhere they go, and they both agreed this was one of the finest they've ever had. It's a small pity this restaurant is so well hidden, as it would easily be a favourite of many were they only able to find it! The service was relaxed yet delightfully friendly and cheerful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone who is willing to listen!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Edinburgh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely hidden Indian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Lovely Indian hidden in Edinburgh. The restuarant served some fanastic curries and offered a good variety of sides. The staff gave us some good recommendations and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We visited on a Sunday so it was quiet in the restuarant but even so, we throught the place was amazing. Well worth a visit and I can only I imagine it would be brilliant with more people dining.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cornwall, England
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31 restaurant reviews
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237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Visited Classics over the weekend. It is a little off the beaten track and took us a while to find it but it was well worth it. When we arrived, there was no-one else in the restaurant and the owner was still vacuuming the carpet and told us he was expecting a large party. By the time we started eating, it was more or less full. We did book beforehand but I don't think this would normally be necessary. The food was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We used the tastecard so got 50% off our food bill - I felt a bit mean really as the meal was well worth the actual price. The restaurant would benefit from a bit of a redecoration as it is quite dated but don't be put off by this as the food and hospitality were excellent. Would definitely go back on our next visit to Edinburgh.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“If you want a good Indian meal - go here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Having just returned from a week in India, I wasn't really looking forward to a curry. But the smell of the food was enough to tempt me. Boy am I glad, my dish was delicious and authentic and the staff couldn't be more attentive. I'll be back and would definitely recommend - as would a friend who ad a European dish!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“This place is a treasure...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

...but what a tragedy that not more people know of its existence. We've been coming here since the restaurant received an excellent review in The List (what's on guide) last year, and the menu never fails to impress.

We visited tonight and were surprised to find yet more choice had been added to the extensive list of authentic dishes. We shared the chilli paneer and onion bhaji to start, which complemented each other perfectly. Then we followed with a delicious and crisp masala dosai with thick tangy sambar, and a totally delicious Kashmiri Dum Aloo - potato scooped and filled with mix cashews,raisins topped with almonds ,cashews and almond sauce (the sauce was possibly the best I've ever tasted).

The only one problem with Classic's is its location. There is no footfall, and consequently the place is often completely empty, when far inferior restaurants on Leith Walk are overflowing. It will be a great loss to the neighbourhood if this restaurant has to close because of lack of passing trade. It definitely rates as one of our Edinburgh favourites.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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